Thursday 23 February 2017

Aer Lingus flight forced to turn back over fumes

An Aer Lingus flight was forced to turn back to Dublin Airport after reports of fumes in the cockpit.
An Aer Lingus flight was forced to turn back to Dublin Airport after reports of fumes in the cockpit.

AN AER Lingus flight was forced to turn back to Dublin Airport after reports of fumes in the cockpit.

The airline confirmed the flight to Vienna had suffered technical issues, but the landing was not an emergency and emergency services were on the runway to meet the aircraft as part of normal procedures.

Aer Lingus said flight EI 660 departed at 8.30am with 120 passengers on board and landed again at 9.20am.

"A short time [after departure] a technical issue arose and the captain made the decision to return to Dublin," a spokesman said.

"As part of normal precautionary procedure, emergency services were on standby.

"The aircraft will undergo inspection."

The pilot reported that they had detected fumes on board, which he confirmed had dissipated after they had completed their checklist.

The airline confirmed that passengers were accommodated on an alternative aircraft and resumed their journey.

Irish Independent

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